Pope Francis has asked his international Council of Cardinals to study the way the church vets, identifies and appoints bishops around the world.
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis challenged global negotiators Sept. 16 to act for the poor, ensure industrialized nations repay their “ecological debt,” and include all voices in the discussion.
A 15-year-old Philadelphia-area boy was arrested in August for allegedly pursuing a Islamic State-inspired plot against Pope Francis, federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Pope Francis has appointed Springfield- Cape Girardeau, Mo., Bishop James Johnston as the new bishop for the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
Pope Francis has personally added four extra U.S. bishops as voting participants in October's hotly anticipated synod.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis regularly turns carefully prepared protocols on their head. More often than not these seemingly spontaneous gestures or impromptu remarks are actually quite intentional.
The Vatican's doctrinal congregation upheld a Spanish bishop's refusal to allow a transsexual person to be a godparent.
Analysis: September and October will be defining months for the Francis pontificate, especially for those following from the United States.
Pope Francis visits Cuba Sept. 19-22. He will meet President Raúl Castro, travel to three cities, and celebrate public Masses at Havana’s Revolution Square and El Cobre’s Shrine of Our Lady of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.